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Exciting position as WebGIS/Python developer

Publisert 02.02.2018

Do you want to participate in building spatial data infrastructures for use in nature and social research? At the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) there is a vacant permanent position for an experienced developer.

The position is located at the NINA headquarters in Trondheim, reporting to the manager of the «Environmental Data» section. NINA is an independent research institute, and the largest institute in applied ecology in Norway with 250 employees ( Our new headquarters in Trondheim lies near the NTNU at Gløshaugen. NINA has separate research departments in Oslo, Lillehammer, Tromsø and Bergen. NINA has a wide range of clients from industry, government, the Research Council and international institutions. Our motto is: «Cooperation and knowledge for a sustainable future».

The position will be initially tied to a major scientific monitoring project involving several partners and institutions. You will be part of a development team that builds a system for storing, visualizing and sharing scientific datasets.

We look for candidates with knowledge within several of the following areas and technologies

  • Documented experience with Python/Django
  • Documented experience with Open Source Web GIS (e.g. Leaflet, OpenLayers)
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience with Open Source mapping servers (GeoServer, QGIS Server, MapServer)
  • Experience with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Experience with OGC web services (WMS, WFS, CSW, etc.)

In addition, it would be nice if you know:

  • GeoNode
  • Javascript-based frameworks libraries (e.g. AngularJS, NodeJS, ReactJS)
  • GIT or other versioning system
  • Understanding of HTTP and REST APIs
  • Docker, Vagrant, Ansible, Jenkins

We would also like you to have:

  • Education at college or university level
  • Good Communications skills

NINA offers competitive terms.

NINA is working actively to recruit women, and women are encouraged to apply.

Applications may be submitted electronically or in writing. It must include a CV with information on education, relevant work experience.

The application should be sent to:
E-mail: or
Post: NINA, Personnel Office, PO Box 5685 Torgarden, 7485 Trondheim. Selected candidates will be invited for interview.

Enquiries about this call can be made to: Roald Vang, e-mail or Matteo De Stefano, e-mail

Application deadline is 1 March 2018.

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